Top Five Appearences of Dick Grayson Outside of YJ

Dick Grayson is by and far one of the most entertaining characters to watch in HBO Max’s Young Justice. Whether he’s flying through the air cracking jokes and laughing it up as Robin in season one or making the tough choices and risking it all as Nightwing in seasons two and three, most fans will tell you that Dick Grayson is one of their all-time faves of the show. So, if you like watching Dick in Young Justice, it stands to reason you would enjoy seeing him in some other material too, right?

Dick Grayson has been appearing in all forms of media ever since the 1940’s in his debut as Robin the Boy Wonder, so obviously if we took the time to list everything you might see him in it might take a bit too long. So, instead we’re going to give you the top five things (At least in this writer’s opinion) that you can find your favorite partner of Batman in.

Number 5: The 1960’s Batman live-action show. Starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, the live action Batman series that ran from 1966-1968 was one of the very first TV series in general to feature Dick Grayson as Robin. This series is good for those fans who like a bit of comedy, quirkiness, and campiness rather than overly-dark and gritty storylines seen more often in modern Batman interpretations (We’ll be getting there soon, though). Sadly, 1960’s Batman is unavailable on any streaming services, but you can almost certainly find collections of it at your nearest store that sells DVDs or on iTunes.

Number 4: Gotham Knights. Currently unreleased but coming soon, Gotham Knights is a video game for PC, Playstation, and Xbox that focuses on the sidekicks of Gotham City rather than Batman himself, featuring such heroes as Red Hood, Batgirl, Red Robin, and, of course, Nightwing. A trailer for this game was recently released online and the game itself won’t be available until later in 2021, but it’s definitely worth sticking around for if you love watching Batman's partners in action.

Number 3: The Teen Titans animated series. Running from 2003-2006, Teen Titans aired on Cartoon Network and has always been a fan favorite DC TV series from day one. Featuring Dick Grayson as Robin alongside his heroic teammates of Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Raven, Teen Titans features amazing action, storylines based on such famous Titans comic stories like The Judas Contract and The Terror of Trigon, and also a ton of hilarious jokes and humor. It’s also worth watching if you’re interested in seeing Dick Grayson getting romantic with people other than Barbara Gordon and Zatanna like he is in Young Justice. What can I say? Dickori is always a win! (Though Dickbabs and Chalant are easily just as great in this reporter’s eyes)

Number 2: Batman: The Animated Series. Considered the end-all-be-all of Batman animated content for most fans, Batman: The Animated Series was one of the first shows of the DC Animated Universe, or DCAU, and is certainly the most popular series from that universe. This is the series that introduced Harley Quinn to the world and gave us some amazing Dick Grayson moments both as Robin and Nightwing. It has plenty of storylines that will keep you on the edge of your seat and even tug at the heartstrings a little. It was recently added to HBO Max, so definitely go check it out if you haven’t already.

Number 1: The Titans live-action series. You all knew this was coming eventually. Titans, currently streaming on HBO Max, features some darker takes on the character of Dick Grayson, though that doesn’t mean it isn’t still entertaining to watch. This series picks up a little while after Dick quits working with Batman but is still trying to be a hero as Robin, and then gives us Dick in his even cooler Nightwing persona in season two. Season three of Titans is on its way and will be coming to HBO Max soon.

And there you have it! The top five appearances of Dick Grayson besides Young Justice. Again, there are obviously way more appearances of Dick as both Robin and Nightwing than just these five, so definitely feel free to tell us about your own personal favorite appearances of Dick Grayson below.

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